For anyone with youngsters, or a parent as a teacher like me, you’ve most likely heard of Box Tops for Education. If you haven’t you may have seen them on common household items like plastic bags or cereal.
Box Tops for Education is a program designed by General Mills in 1996 to help funding for schools Since that time, hundreds of products have added box tops to their own products raising over $200 million dollars for area schools since its inception.
Shop as you normally would. Various food items, toiletry items and cleaners all have the box tops logo. For a list of participating products, please visit Box Tops for Education’s website listed in Resources.
Clip your box top. Each box top for education is worth 10 cents for area schools. Some products have more than one box top on it. For example, the toilet paper I use actually has two box tops on it.
Find an area school to support. If you have children, ask if their school participates in the Box Tops for Education program. Most schools are involved. If they aren’t consider heading up a committee yourself. Any accredited public, private, parochial or home school in the United States (and military schools worldwide) is eligible for this program.
Bring in your box tops. Simply drop off your Box Tops for Education in the school office or drop box. The school or committee that heads up Box Tops for Education will mail them in. Each school can earn up to $60,000 each year.
Shop online. Box Tops for Education has agreements with many online retailers. By logging into Box Tops for Education Marketplace, you will be connected to participating retailers through the site. Most retailers give a percentage of how much money you spend to Box Tops for Education and the school you are registered to.
Join the Box Tops for Education Book Club. Books sold through the school and the Box Tops for Education program will earn one box top (10 cents) per dollar spent. You can earn your school an additional $20,000.